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Obama Donor Koskinen Denies White House IRS Involvement
Investors.com ^ | June 24, 2014 | IBD Editorial

Posted on 06/24/2014 4:34:32 PM PDT by jazusamo

Scandal: The endless stream of IRS visitors to the White House and the involvement of campaign donors in the Tea Party-targeting scandal belie the claim by the head of the agency that there is no White House involvement.

The first thing investigators often ask in pursuit of criminal activity is who would benefit. That the Obama administration, burned in 2010 by the rise of the Tea Party and by the Citizens United decision, would benefit from the IRS' targeting and harassment of Tea Party groups spawned by grass-roots opposition to big government in general and ObamaCare in particular is beyond dispute.

Yet IRS Commissioner John Koskinen repeated the argument by Democratic members of the House Oversight Committee at Monday night's hearing that enough evidence was in to dismiss the idea that the IRS scandal was a cover-up directed from the White House.

That did not sit well with Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-S.C., who noted that those who blame the GOP for raising a possible White House connection ignore some inconvenient facts. "It was Jay Carney that perpetuated the myth that it was two rogue agents in Ohio. It wasn't any of us. Was that accurate?" Gowdy asked the IRS chief.

Gowdy also noted President Obama's insistence to Fox News host Bill O'Reilly that there was not a "smidgeon of corruption" at the IRS — an odd statement coming from a supposedly above-the-battle chief executive as investigations by both the Congress and the IRS Inspector General were still going on. That is, unless he was getting updates and assurances from IRS personnel all along.

(Excerpt) Read more at news.investors.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: bho44; denial; donors; fundingtheleft; govtabuse; ibd; irs; irsscandal; irsteapartyscandal; koskinen; lerner; lerneremails; liars; teaparty
Lies, lies and more lies. This Koskinen makes Lerner look almost honest.
1 posted on 06/24/2014 4:34:32 PM PDT by jazusamo
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To: jazusamo

This lying sneering goatslime is 100% Obama operative


2 posted on 06/24/2014 4:35:57 PM PDT by Viennacon
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To: jazusamo
Koskinen HID the fact that there were tape backups,
which were destroyed, and then hard drives were destroyed.

The SOB belongs in jail for spoliation of evidence,
misprision of felony, treason and should lose all
his pensions following a RICO indictment.
But, this is Obama's America and the DO"J" worked
with the obstruction of justice, so......

3 posted on 06/24/2014 4:37:55 PM PDT by Diogenesis
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To: jazusamo

They should all be locked up. Waterboarding would be nice, too. After all, they’re all enemies of America.


4 posted on 06/24/2014 4:38:06 PM PDT by beethovenfan (If Islam is the solution, the "problem" must be freedom.)
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To: jazusamo; Viennacon

Yeah, it’s a bit late. The White House already involved itself.


5 posted on 06/24/2014 4:38:23 PM PDT by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: jazusamo

This is from Gowdy’s own YouTube channel, which I recommend you join:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ytpr1L8dsTc


6 posted on 06/24/2014 4:40:07 PM PDT by gaijin
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To: jazusamo

“Not a smidgen.”


7 posted on 06/24/2014 4:40:30 PM PDT by Steely Tom (How do you feel about robbing Peter's robot?)
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To: jazusamo

Koskinen, are you talking about only the visits we’re aware of, just like the emails? or does that include all of them?


8 posted on 06/24/2014 4:40:54 PM PDT by NonValueAdded ("The Arab Spring is over. Welcome to the Jihadi Spring." Jonah Goldberg)
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To: gaijin

I loved the way Gowdy filleted that smug arrogant turkey.


9 posted on 06/24/2014 4:42:14 PM PDT by jazusamo (Sometimes I think that this is an era when sanity has become controversial: Thomas Sowell)
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To: jazusamo

What did a FReeper call him yesterday?”Kokskin?” Perfect!


10 posted on 06/24/2014 4:42:44 PM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: jazusamo
"Koskinen has contributed to every Democratic presidential candidate since 1980, including $2,300 to Obama in 2008, and $5,000 to Obama in 2012."

I was not aware of this; I watched to whole committee hearing last night and never heard him questioned about these donations.

11 posted on 06/24/2014 4:47:34 PM PDT by PoloSec ( Believe the Gospel: how that Christ died for our sins, was buried and rose again)
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To: jazusamo

I agree completely. Gowdy is passionate, a dogged pursuer and he has a legal mind made of steel.

If this guy ever runs, to vote for him I’d roll bound, gagged and nude across broken glass to vote for him.

His speech the other day to SC Boy’s State was just amazing, also —so moving I cried.

A younger, lawyer version of RR, maybe…? Maybe not saying too much.


12 posted on 06/24/2014 4:49:06 PM PDT by gaijin
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To: jazusamo

Ask Koskinen WHY IRS officials were going to the white house. And point out that he’s incompetent if he doesn’t know the answer. What an arrogant little worm.


13 posted on 06/24/2014 4:50:56 PM PDT by VerySadAmerican (Liberals were raised by women or wimps.)
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To: jazusamo

Koskinen looks so...so...so KGB to me.


14 posted on 06/24/2014 4:55:46 PM PDT by arasina (Communism is EVIL. So there.)
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To: All

This guy needs to go to jail so bad! Koskinen is an absolute criminal!


15 posted on 06/24/2014 4:55:51 PM PDT by Gunpowder green
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To: Diogenesis

The Koskinen strategy is to:

1) Tell me nothing in e-mails or any other recordable media
2) Keep me in the dark so I can say “I’ve not seen anything...”
3) I will not ask for deeper investigation into anything and you will not suggest.
4) I need to maintain “plausible deniability.”


16 posted on 06/24/2014 4:56:15 PM PDT by plangent
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To: PoloSec

I saw the below piece this morning, it blew me away.

excerpt:

“According to the Washington Free Beacon, Koskinen has donated about $100,000 to Democrat candidates and committees since his first donation in 1979. His donor recipients include Gary Hart, the Democratic National Committee, the Democratic nominee in each presidential campaign since 1980 (which would even include Walter Mondale, who stood no chance of beating President Ronald Reagan in 1984), the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, and Hillary Clinton’s and Barack Obama’s campaigns. He most recently donated $2,500 to Sen. Mark Warner (D-VA) in 2013.”

http://pjmedia.com/tatler/2014/06/23/irs-chief-koskinen-has-donated-big-to-democrats-over-the-years/


17 posted on 06/24/2014 4:57:11 PM PDT by jazusamo (Sometimes I think that this is an era when sanity has become controversial: Thomas Sowell)
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To: gaijin

Gowdy is brilliant, to sit there and have all that was covered in that grilling in your head and spit it out like he did.

I’d vote for him in a second if I could, maybe I’ll be able to one day.


18 posted on 06/24/2014 5:03:23 PM PDT by jazusamo (Sometimes I think that this is an era when sanity has become controversial: Thomas Sowell)
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To: jazusamo

Can we find out how many times IRS officials visited the White House during the Bush administration? Is this a regular thing regardless of who is president or just with Zero in charge?


19 posted on 06/24/2014 5:03:41 PM PDT by Prince of Space (Be Breitbart, baby. LIFB.)
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To: arasina

Koskinen looks so...so...so KGB to me.

Actually, I think he would have fit right in Hitler’s SS Corps. He just has that look and demeanor.


20 posted on 06/24/2014 5:11:02 PM PDT by bushbuddy
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To: jazusamo

The guy protesteth too much.


21 posted on 06/24/2014 5:12:40 PM PDT by uncitizen
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To: jazusamo

I love how Gowdy let the crook back himself into a corner. Masterful, really.


22 posted on 06/24/2014 5:15:38 PM PDT by The Antiyuppie ("When small men cast long shadows, then it is very late in the day.")
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To: Prince of Space

According to the below article it doesn’t look like that info is available but this gives a little info, looks like IRS visits were not common with the Bush WH.

excerpt:

“Official White House visitor logs show Shulman’s scheduled White House visits came between October 2009 and December 2012. Shulman was appointed by President Bush in 2008 and left the post in November 2012. On Fox News Thursday, Shulman’s predecessor Mark Everson stated he’d only visited the White House once during his tenure as IRS commissioner, though visitor logs for the Bush administration aren’t available publically online.”

http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2013/05/31/did-irs-chief-really-visit-white-house-157-times/


23 posted on 06/24/2014 5:17:50 PM PDT by jazusamo (Sometimes I think that this is an era when sanity has become controversial: Thomas Sowell)
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To: The Antiyuppie

Absolutely masterful!


24 posted on 06/24/2014 5:19:32 PM PDT by jazusamo (Sometimes I think that this is an era when sanity has become controversial: Thomas Sowell)
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To: The Antiyuppie

Here is how this _will_ blow up. Someone will crack. Someone “cracked” today on the VA scandal (probably knowing that the truth would come out eventually and that it would be better to be the whistle-blower).

This is a conspiracy that MUST involve a surprisingly large number of people (I’d guess, 10-20). Someone out there is weighing their options of blowing the whistle on everyone else (and no doubt getting a lighter sentence and a book deal) versus being one of the “everyone else”. The best thing Gowdy, et al, can do is push just ONE of those people off of the dime.

When that happens, there will be a rush of people trying to “turn each other in”. Watch.

P.S. If someone does this, I would definitely send letters FIRST (NOT by the USPO, but by UPS, FedEX, DHL) to Fox,CNN, NBC, and The Telegraph in the UK) before doing it. Those organizations will HAVE to report it, out of fear of being the last. Not all of those envelopes will make it - but some will.


25 posted on 06/24/2014 5:30:25 PM PDT by The Antiyuppie ("When small men cast long shadows, then it is very late in the day.")
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To: Viennacon

They should have the Sergent at arms of the House, order the capitol police to toake him into custody. Charge him with felony lying to congress. take his smarmy ass to the capitol jail


26 posted on 06/24/2014 5:33:04 PM PDT by Ouderkirk (To the left, everything must evidence that this or that strand of leftist theory is true)
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To: jazusamo

I wouldn’t trust this old Nazi as far as I could throw him. I wonder which rock the Kenyan found this clown under.


27 posted on 06/24/2014 5:34:17 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Feed the wacko enrviromentalists to the starving polar bears.)
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To: jazusamo

Donate to Barack Hussein Obama and get a free, high paying government job!


28 posted on 06/24/2014 5:35:46 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Feed the wacko enrviromentalists to the starving polar bears.)
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To: jazusamo

The most corrupt administration in American history. No other even comes close.


29 posted on 06/24/2014 5:40:12 PM PDT by ought-six ( Multiculturalism is national suicide, and political correctness is the cyanide capsule.)
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To: jazusamo

Koskinen & Carville must have the same father.

Think it is Smeagle from Lord of the Rings.


30 posted on 06/24/2014 5:51:37 PM PDT by bobo1 (progressives=commies/fascists)
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To: Viennacon

What will happen if the repub’s take the WH and the AJ decides to convene a special prosecutor and finds massive corruption in the IRS with names attached?

I would be delighted to see all the liars in handcuffs on the way to jail for forty years with possibly of porale.


31 posted on 06/24/2014 6:21:39 PM PDT by chiefqc
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To: jazusamo
I can see an executive pardon coming his way, if needed.
32 posted on 06/24/2014 6:50:38 PM PDT by Know et al (Keep on Freepin'!!!)
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To: The Antiyuppie

Probably a few members of congress whose campaigns benefited from it are involved in this scandal. Just judging by the way they’re stonewalling.


33 posted on 06/24/2014 7:54:13 PM PDT by virgil (The evil that men do lives after them)
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To: Diogenesis

Tape is cheap and lasts for decades. What good, non criminal reason could there be for not keeping the tapes?


34 posted on 06/24/2014 8:42:16 PM PDT by The_Media_never_lie (The media must be defeated any way it can be done.)
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To: Grampa Dave; granite; GreenFreeper; grjr21; I got the rope; IchBinEinBerliner; jaredt112; JayB; ...

IRS SCANDAL PING


35 posted on 06/25/2014 5:45:12 AM PDT by raptor22 (Follow me on Twitter @gerfingerpoken or facebook.com/danielsobieski)
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